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Library Clubs

Virtual (Self Paced)

Library Clubs - Creating and Collaborating: Join us for a fast-paced hour as we discuss how to create fun and interactive library clubs with Diana Colby and Suzanne Ross. We will also talk about how to collaborate with others to create clubs across campuses. We will also introduce you to our award-winning Tech Ninja club which won the Follett Challenge in 2015.   This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services

Manga Literacy

Virtual (Self Paced)

Manga Literacy: Getting More from Japanese Comics Culture - Japanese comics exploded into the American marketplace over 20 years ago and continue to dominate, mostly thanks to an army of young readers. But there's more to manga than magical girls and battling boys! In this session, we will explore manga’s origins, its global influence, and how to utilize this cultural phenomenon in your library.  Presenter: Dr. Sarah A. Evens.    This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services

Virtual Bitmoji Rooms

Virtual (Self Paced)

Enhancing Distance Learning with Virtual Bitmoji Rooms: Have you ever wanted to connect with your students or audience 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Bitmoji virtual rooms are a way to create an inviting online space to share resources. Join this webinar to learn about what Bitmoji is and how educators use virtual Bitmoji rooms to make essential connections. Be prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  presenter: Daniella Smith.   This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: CBPL, Literacy 

Google Sites 101

Virtual (Self Paced)

Google Sites 101: Google Sites offers a free and easy way to design websites quickly. This presentation will provide a step-by-step demonstration of how to get started with Google Sites. You will learn how to use Google Sites templates, add resources, and make them interactive. Join us to show the world what you know on your own Google Site.  Presenter - Daniella Smith.    This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services

Tech Tools for Libraries

Virtual (Self Paced)

Beyond the Bookshelves: Traditional libraries are a thing of the past. Libraries have a tremendous responsibility of adapting to change to meet the needs of their community. Learn about different ways to leverage technology to enhance your library's physical and digital spaces to provide optimal services, programs, and community outreach initiatives.  Presenter: Karina Quilantan-Garza.     This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services

Libraries for Tweens and Teens

Virtual (Self Paced)

Bringing More Books into Schools: Valerie and Julia are the authors of the book "Liven Up Your Library." This presentation will focus on book selection and touch on library programming for tweens and teens, which is the focus of their book. Presenters: Valerie Tagoe & Julia Torres.   This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services

Advocating with Stakeholders

Virtual (Self Paced)

Libraries - Partners in Equity: With our resources, programming, and access, school libraries have the potential to play a critical role in each school's attempt to address some equity issues we see on our campuses. Join TASL (Texas Association of School Librarians) chair, Lucy Podmore, to learn how you can highlight your program and resources to stakeholders within this framework.    This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services

Student Helpers in the Library

Virtual (Self Paced)

Library Ambassadors - The Power of Student Helpers in the School Library: Interested in having student helpers in the library, but don't know where to begin? In this webinar, you'll learn about how one library's Library Ambassador program has become a sought-out activity for students led by students. Learn about how a Library Ambassador program can help students take on leadership roles and learn skills that will prepare them for future employment or internships in libraries. Presenter: Karina Quilantan-Garza.    This is a virtual course that you may join anytime. Register Today! Keywords: Library services [...]

Exploring Digital Resources: Diving into TexQuest

Virtual (Self Paced)

Learn more about some of the tools available through TexQuest (which the Aldine Library Services Dept. pays to subscribe to each year). Watch 1 or more recorded webinars of your choice (depending on video length) by exploring the links in this PowerSchool section description.

New Ways to Promote Your Library Program … And Yourself!

Virtual (Self Paced)

It’s a brand-new year and the perfect time to think about all the things we can do to promote our library program and ourselves, as teacher librarians. In this exciting webinar, Shannon McClintock Miller will share a multitude of ideas and resources to promote reading, learning, and making through book displays, calendars, choice boards, digital tools, STEAM, collaboration, advocacy, and so much more. She’ll look ahead at holidays and events and share ways you can prepare with resources, Titlewave nodes, and Collections.

Future Ready Librarians: Empowering Libraries with AI

Virtual (Self Paced)

This webinar focused on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in library settings, hosted by Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarians advisor. Our guests, Carl Hooker and Bill Bass, provided valuable insights into the following topics: The significance of AI in school libraries and its impact on student learning, Practical examples for how librarians are effectively utilizing AI tools, and Strategies for leveraging AI to enhance library services and resources.

Explore Destiny Report Builder

Virtual (Self Paced)

Do you ever get asked to produce reports that reflect how and where you are using your library resources? Are you curious about how many books were donated and which genre is the most popular in your collection? During this webinar, we will discuss: (1) How to build a custom report, and (2) How to import or export a report.

Creating a School Makerspace

Virtual (Self Paced)

Have you been wanting to create your own makerspace but are struggling to get started? Here to jump-start your journey is Nicholas Provenzano, a maker educator who has built multiple school makerspaces and advised educators around the world. This webinar will cover the basics of starting, outfitting, and maintaining a makerspace at your school. Based in part on his best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, Nicholas will share all of his favorite tips, tricks, and tools to help you as you venture into the world of making.

Explore Destiny Classroom Tools

Virtual (Self Paced)

Learn how you can use Destiny® Library Manager tools to enhance classroom learning. In this webinar, we will focus on working with Destiny® Discover Collections, Lightbox™ Interactive eBooks, eBooks, and audiobooks to support your school's curriculum and differentiated instruction for students.

Rethinking Collection Organization

Virtual (Self Paced)

Speaker and school librarian Kelsey Bogan is back with another fun and creative webinar. Don’t miss “Rethinking Collection Organization,” designed to show you how to take dynamic shelving to the next level. You’ll leave this webinar inspired and empowered to rethink and reorganize your collections.

Dynamic Shelving

Virtual (Self Paced)

Join speaker and school librarian Kelsey Bogan to explore the world of dynamic shelving! This fun and creative webinar is designed to show you how to create accessible, engaging collections for independent browsing — boosting circulation and making it easier for readers to find their next favorite book.

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